Don't let PMS cramp your style when learning a few yoga postures will relieve your physical and mental discomfort, helping you sail through those difficult days each month.
You will need
- Loose-fitting clothes
- Familiarity with yoga poses
- Quiet area to practice
Step 1 Warm up Warm up with two or more sequences of the Sun Salutation, a series of 12 poses which boosts vitality in the pelvic region and promotes physical and mental balance.
Step 2 Stimulate blood flow Stimulate blood flow to your pelvic area with backbend postures such as Bow Pose and Modified Bridge. Both aid reproductive functions and reduce cravings.
Practice yoga with a calm spirit and gentle approach to reap the most benefits.
Step 3 Alleviate bloating Alleviate bloating symptoms with the Modified Wide Angle and Supported Plow poses. These poses reduce bothersome swelling by improving circulation.
Step 4 Relieve anxiety Relieve anxiety, which often accompanies PMS, with Child’s Pose. It massages pelvic organs, relieves back pain, and calms using slow breathing techniques.
Step 5 Release tensions Release tensions completely in Savasana. Allow your exhales to soothe cramps and gently relieve PMS discomfort while renewing your body, mind, and spirit.
Did You Know:
Low levels of Vitamin D and calcium in women are linked to PMS symptoms.